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Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Cary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Most recent review
- Jul 26, 2014
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English first
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92 reviews 92 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A definite local gem. Great hiking trails and nature programs. Feels like you're getting away from it all close to home. We usually do several loops around the mile long trail for a pretty good workout. Trails are fully shaded and it always feels a bit cooler here. Trails are very well-kept and beautiful all seasons. We use this park... More

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Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Super nature center in the Cary parks system. The staff here does a wonderful job sharing nature with youth.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I've been going to Hemlock Bluffs my entire life, it's a great place to enjoy an afternoon. Prepare to do some hiking since it is very hilly, but this is one of those places you can enjoy a good hour or two exploring around. The other nice thing about Hemlock Bluffs is that it's under the canopy of many trees,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you like easy to access trails under tall shade trees with nature all around this is your place! The trails are fully mulched, lots of gradual hills, there are a few spots with wooden benches, a few streams to see from afar, and a few decks to walk out on and view the very neat hemlock trees (that only... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place seems hidden among everything else that is going on in Cary! I was surprised that I had never heard of it before, it was wonderful! It was a beautiful place, the trees are huge and cover you from the sun. You can walk different loops around. It was a relaxing and peaceful place to go. My husband and... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

After a long delay, I eventually discovered this local gem, close to my home.It's appealing in many ways because the forest canopy shields you from the sun during the hot summer months.Interesting to see eastern hemlock trees, rare outside mountainous areas of North Carolina.Well maintained hiking trails and informative staff and wildlife displays only enhances the visitor experience.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My husband studied Landscape Architecture in college. We both thorough enjoyed our time here. We were astounded by the age and grace of the preserve. Trails are covered with wood chips and are easily walked. There are gentle changes in latitude. Overlooks and benches are thoughtfully located. Informational signs and guides are well placed and provide answers to popular questions.... More

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Raleigh NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

For the past five years. this has been my 'special place' when I need to feel grounded or get away from life stresses. Alone, in a group, all ages, Hemlock Bluffs offers delicious air, ions galore, walks of varying character (decked, stone and wood stairs, flat and winding paths). It provides a stroll or a chance to practice for hiking.... More

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Cary, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My husband and I love walking the trails at Hemlock Bluff with our dog. The paths are soft under foot with mulch padding and there are bridges spanning streams. There are beautifully crafted stairs to observation platforms at overlooks. Definitely worth the visit to short and long trails!

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Bayboro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is a good nature walk through the woods, we only wish they had some live animals throughout to see!

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